Q: When should we hire a wedding officiant?
A: Every couple has a different timeline they use to plan their wedding, however, it can be helpful to secure a wedding officiant as soon as you have booked your venue and have selected a date to ensure you find the best match for your wedding ceremony.
Q: Why hire a professional wedding officiant?
A: You have most likely been planning the finer details of your wedding for the past few months, yet, couples can so often forget all about planning the wedding service itself. Hiring a wedding officiant ensures that you will have someone to craft your wedding ceremony in a way that reflects your journey as a couple.
Q: Do we need the wedding officiant at the wedding rehearsal?
A: No, but it is highly recommended if you will not have a wedding coordinator at your rehearsal. Your wedding day is a day you will remember for the rest of your life! To help make sure everyone knows their parts, it can be important for everyone involved in the ceremony to gather together and make sure everyone is on the same page for your vision for your wedding day.
Q: Does The Rev. Tyler Jensen officiate secular weddings?
A: Pastor Tyler views marriage as a spiritual and sacred commitment between two partners. Regardless of your religious affiliation, our partnership in crafting your wedding ceremony is best supported by a shared belief that marriage is more than a legal contract.
Q: Does The Rev. Tyler Jensen officiate same-sex weddings?
A: Yes! Love is love.
Q: What counties does the Rev. Tyler Jensen officiate weddings within?
A: Primarily, Pastor Tyler officiates weddings in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties. Wedding ceremonies that require more than 45 minutes of travel (one-way) may require the couple to provide appropriate overnight lodging.
Q: What about the paperwork?
A: Pastor Tyler requests that couples apply and provide a Californian wedding license at the rehearsal and/or wedding ceremony. A valid marriage license is required for a marriage ceremony to be legally valid. The wedding license, once signed by the couple, the officiant, and witness(es), is sent to the county of your filing by Pastor Tyler.
Q: Do we need to invite our officiant to the reception?
A: No. It is not required or necessary to invite your officiant to your reception and no offense will be taken if you do not invite your officiant to your reception. If you would like your officiant to join you for your reception, you should invite them. It is not assumed they will be in attendance. If invited and available, Pastor Tyler would be happy to lead a prayer or blessing before your meal.